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The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) cricket team competed at first-class level in cricket competitions in Pakistan from 1969 to 1975.

Playing record

Pakistan Air Force competed in the Quaid-i-Azam Trophy in 1969-70 and 1970–71, and the Patron's Trophy in 1970–71, 1972–73 and 1975–76. Of their eight first-class matches they won one, lost six, and drew one.[1]

Their batting was weak: they were dismissed four times for less than 100, and their only total above 150 was 196 in their drawn match against Lahore B in 1972–73.[2] Their highest individual score was 79, by Zahid Rasheed, against Rawalpindi in 1969–70.[3] Their best bowling figures were 6 for 52 (match figures of 8 for 94) by Dildar Awan against Peshawar in 1969–70.[4] Awan also took 4 for 35 and 2 for 23 in Pakistan Air Force's 3-run victory over Sargodha in 1970–71.[5]

They played one match on their home ground, the General Headquarters Ground, Rawalpindi, in 1969–70.

Pakistan Air Force teams have continued to play in various national competitions at sub-first-class level.[6]

Notable players

Pakistan Air Force were captained in five matches by the former Test player Imtiaz Ahmed, whose first-class career had begun in 1944. He and Dildar Awan had been prominent members of the Combined Services cricket team, which did not play first-class cricket between 1964 and 1977. Both men were in their forties when they played for Pakistan Air Force.

References

  1. ^ "First-Class Matches played by Pakistan Air Force". CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 July 2019.
  2. ^ Lahore B v Pakistan Air Force 1972-73
  3. ^ Rawalpindi v Pakistan Air Force 1969-70
  4. ^ Pakistan Air Force v Peshawar 1969-70
  5. ^ Sargodha v Pakistan Air Force 1970-71
  6. ^ "Other Matches played by Pakistan Air Force". CricketArchive. Archived from the original on 28 July 2019. Retrieved 28 July 2019.
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